Stillman names Derrick Yates director of bands

DERRICK K. YATES Professor Derrick K. Yates has been selected to serve as Director of Bands at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He previously served as Interim Director of Bands at Alabama A&M University, where he conducted a 250-member award-winning Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Pep Band for twelve years.



Obama’s Morehouse visit shines spotlight on HBCUs

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Christina Cassidy and Justin Pope ATLANTA (AP) — When President Barack Obama addressed graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he also spoke to the broader community of historically Black colleges and universities — a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.


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Obama exhorts good deeds by Morehouse graduates

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, May 19, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) by Darlene SupervilleATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically Black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as Black men graduating from college and use it to improve people’s lives.